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Anderson shelter

noun
  1. British a small prefabricated air-raid shelter of World War II consisting of an arch of corrugated metal and designed to be partly buried in people's gardens and covered with earth for protection
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C20: so named because its use was adopted while Sir John Anderson was Home Secretary (1939–40)
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